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"Clicky-bugs" #151590 - Ask Extension

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"Clicky-bugs" #151590

Asked September 07, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

I live in Westminster and starting every August I hear three distinct night-time insects: cicadas (infrequently), katydids (constantly), and an unidentified bug that emits short (3-4 seconds) bursts of clicks.  These occur about every 60 seconds or so, are usually higher in the trees, and appear to be calling/answering others about 100' away or so.

What in the heck are these guys?  I can't get close enough to see them so I have no description for you.

Thank you!

Charles

Adams County Colorado

Expert Response

I bet it is the broadwinged katydid.  they click and the time of year is right.

A sheet on this is at: http://bspm.agsci.colostate.edu/files/2013/03/Broadwinged-Katydid.pdf
Whitney Cranshaw Replied September 09, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

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